AMTs are semi-professional tournaments introduced by Tennis Australia in 2006. They are designed to create quality matchplay opportunities and help with the transition for post junior athletes.
In 2010, the National Open Tournament brand was phased out and re-branded as a tiered circuit of AMT’s – Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and White – based on prizemoney levels offered to the open events. To allow for the preservation and integrity of the brand and to provide product consistency to the consumer, a set of controlled delivery requirements has been aligned to each tier.
In total, 186 tournaments across Australia make up the Australian Money Tournament series in 2012, giving all players the opportunity to lower their Australian Ranking.
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The five levels of Australian Money Tournaments is as follows:
The original Australian Money Tournaments that were developed by Tennis Australia in 2006, the Platinum AMT’s offer a total of $10,000 acorss the open events. These tournaments are the pinnacle in competition for tennis athletes outside of the Australian Pro Tour events, and provide maximum Australian Ranking points. There will be 24 Platinum AMT’s held in 2012 with each state/territory having at least one for the first time.
Across the Australian states and territories in 2012 are a total of 30 tournaments that offer the highest amount of points outside the AMT Platinum Series. These are grouped as the AMT Gold Series and offer a total of $7500 in prizemoney. Across the country in 2010 there were 11 Gold tournaments in NSW, 8 in VIC, 7 in QLD, and one each in SA, the ACT, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
Across the Australian states and territories in 2012 are a total of 30 tournaments that are classified as the AMT Silver Series. These tournaments offer $5000 in prizemoney. Across the country in 2012 there were 14 Silver tournaments in NSW, 3 in VIC, 8 in QLD, 3 in WA and one each in the NT and Tasmania.
Across the Australian states and territories in 2012 are a total of 43 tournaments that are classified as the AMT Bronze Series. These tournaments offer $3000 in prizemoney. Across the country in 2012 there were 14 Bronze tournaments in NSW, 12 in VIC, 9 in QLD, 3 in Tasmania, 3 in WA, and one each in SA and the Northern Territory.
Across the Australian states and territories in 2012 are a total of 58 tournaments that offer the lowest amount of prizemoney amongst the Australian Money Tournaments. These tournaments are classified as the AMT White Series. They are recommended for athletes beginning their transition from junior tournaments into the Open environment. Across the country in 2012 there were 15 White tournaments in NSW, 19 in VIC, 10 in QLD, 2 in SA, 4 in WA, 3 in Tasmania and the ACT and two in the Northern Territory.